In this paper, a new hybrid permanent magnet (PM) synchronous motor with two-part rotor is proposed. The new motor is composed of surface mounted and interior magnet rotor segments on a stepped skewed shaft. The hybrid topology has wider constant power speed ratio than conventional surface mounted PM motors with relatively the same torque density. No-load and on-load finite-element analyses (FEA) are performed independently for both surface PM and interior PM synchronous motor. Superposition of the results is gathered to obtain the actual performance of the hybrid motor. The 2-D FEA results with skewed models are also performed at the final stage of the design. A prototype motor is manufactured and experimental results are obtained. Good agreement is observed between the simulations and test data for the proposed motor.